Category Archives: Health Care Law

CMS Prohibits Long Term Care Facilities from Using Arbitration Agreements at Intake and Prior to Disputes

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”), a part of the Department of …

Posted in Blog, Health Care Law, Long Term Care |

OCR to Increase Investigations Of Smaller PHI Breaches

Healthcare providers and other covered entities[1] must report breaches of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”) …

Posted in Blog, Cybersecurity, Health Care IT, Health Care Law |

West Virginia Supreme Court- Medical Power of Attorney Does Not Have Power to Make Binding Legal Decisions for Incapacitated Person

In May, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued a decision in the …

Posted in Blog, Health Care Law |

Personal Care Home Had No Duty to Restrict Resident’s Movements

Several days ago, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a non-precedential decision in the case of …

Posted in Blog, Health Care Law |

Negotiating Software Agreements – Key Terms For Electronic Health Records

Healthcare providers (Providers) rely on third party vendors for providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) software …

Posted in Blog, Health Care IT, Health Care Law |

Medical Software Company Wins $940 Million in Trade Secret Case

A jury recently awarded Epic Systems Corporation (“Epic”), a medical software company, $940 million in …

Posted in Blog, Health Care Law, Intellectual Property |

Phase II of HIPAA Audits Underway

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently published an announcement describing the next phase …

Posted in Blog, Health Care IT, Health Care Law |

Has there been actual Medicare reform?

Use the link below to read this article written by Michael A. Cassidy that appeared …

Posted in Articles & Newsletters, Health Care Law |

Nora Gieg Chatha and Brittany R. Holzer to exhibit at State Representative Dan Miller’s Disability and Mental Health Summit

Nora Gieg Chatha and Brittany Holzer will be a part of the Support Services Resource …

Posted in Estates & Trusts, Health Care Law, Long Term Care, News |

Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid Offering Healthcare? Your Risk of a Lawsuit Just Increased!

The Affordable Care Act requires an applicable large employer to offer healthcare coverage to its …

Posted in Blog, Health Care Law |